Support group gathers

The local Grand and Kinship Families support group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Child care is provided, but attendees are asked to call beforehand to reserve a space. The group is made up of grandparents and others who step up to raise family members’ children. For location and other information, call Mariposa […]

Gardens and water are subject of program

Garden water wisdom will be the subject of the next program offered as a community service by the Mariposa Seventh day Adventist Church, in the fellowship hall of the church, 4994 11th Street, on Sunday, July 5 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rick Bergman, who holds a degree in plant ecology and physiology from […]


June 22 to June 28 EMS – 13Fire – 1 vehicle, 1 vehicle/wildlandPublic Assist – 0Auto Collision – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you. Positions are available for fire, […]

Ice cream social benefits firefighters

Ponderosa Basin is site of event

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club will host an ice cream social on Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creek Road in Mariposa. There will be homemade ice cream and other desserts available. The event is free of charge, but donations are accepted, which will go […]

Judge extends ban on suction dredge mining in rivers, creeks

Local miner says ban hurts thousands

A six-inch dredger is shown being used on a local creek. A judge ruled last week that suction dredging is still illegal in California.Shannon Poe has been a professional gold miner for about 10 years, looking for the valuable mineral in the Coulterville area. Poe isn’t happy about last week’s judgment about dredge mining that came down from a San […]

Lifesaving donation

On Tuesday, Mercy Medical Transportation donated seven AED (automatic external defibrillator) units to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Above, Rick Roesch (at right), owner of Mercy Ambulance, passes a unit to Sheriff Doug Binnewies (at left). Second from left is Captain Jeremy Briese, head of the sheriff’s office public safety unit, and next to Roesch is Jesse Figueroa, operations manager […]

Greeley Hill man busted for illegal marijuana grow

Almost 5,000 plants destroyed

Douglas BretonThe discovery of illegal marijuana gardens on Dog Town Road in Greeley Hill last month led to the arrest of one man and the eradication of more than 4,900 plants. On June 6, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible illegal grow and that several Hispanic males had been seen in the area of the gardens […]

Symphonic Star Wars comes to Mariposa

Concert set for July 3

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day concert will feature an eclectic mix of Americana that symphony founder and conductor Les Marsden is calling “Cowboys, Droids and Young Composers.” The concert will be held on Friday, July 3 at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre. It will feature cowboys in the form of American composer Aaron Copland’s Western-homage “Rodeo.” Droids will be […]

Landfill will close for holiday

The Mariposa County Landfill will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday, July 4. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about waste disposal and recycling, visit the Web site olidwasteandrecycling or call 966-5165. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Parcels for Patriots announces winners

Proceeds will help soldiers overseas

The Mariposa Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars recently announced winners of the Parcels for Patriots drawing. Shown here, from left, are Nancy Cordero, Barbara Schouten, Collette Turner, Chris Dodd and Cindy Stowel, all members of the club. Not shown is Barb Hamilton, who chaired the fundraiser.The Mariposa Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars recently announced the winners of the […]